The Weekly Jan 14

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Week of January 14

Special Event: JCC Hosts the 2018 F3C Year-End Print Competition

In place of the normal JCC meeting activities tonight, our club will host the real time judging of the 2018 F3C Year-End Print Competition. This special event begins at 6:30 pm and will end no later than 9 pm. All JCC members are encouraged to attend. This event is open to the public. There is no cost to attend.

—Julius Dean

Digital Contest Entry - How To Help

The entry dates for the first digital contest of 2019 are January 1-31. If you need assistance uploading your images, contact the digital chair prior to the JCC meeting on January 16th. We'll meet at 6 p.m. on that date and your images will be processed for you. You need to bring your image(s) on a flash drive sized according to requirements (2000 pixels or less on the longest side), know which theme you would like to enter, have titles for your images and bring your JCC website sign in name and password. If you would like assistance, contact the Digital Chair prior to the meeting.

- Jon Montigny

E.F.G. Orchids Outing

This is an update for the Orchid/DeLand Outing from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will meet at the entrance to the nursery at 10:00 a.m. We are allowed to use tripods in the nursery. There are other photo ops on the property such as; Emus, a donkey, a large pond with koi fish and water lilies and a few metal ornaments and reflective orbs. At 1:00 we have a reservation at Cooks Buffet, Cafe & Bakery in DeLand. After lunch we can walk around the town to shoot buildings, etc. For those who would like to continue the day we will be stopping at the Barberville Yard Art Emporium on Rte 40 & 17 later in the afternoon.

Please sign up and refer to the outings post for directions. If you have any questions, please contact me at or 215-317-7663.

- Anita Fanic

Happening Now

CC Annual Awards Banquet Registration Closing Notice

The last day to register for the JCC banquet is Saturday, January 19, 2019. Register now on the JCC website or contact the banquet chair

Q1 Digital Contest Entry Opens

January 1-31

Themes are: General, Architecture, Environmental Portraiture.  Images must be captured from 2017 to 2019 to be entered in the digital contest.

Q1 Digital Themes Explained

Architectural Photography

Architecture is one of the most appreciated art forms that date back to the time before the pyramids were erected. It took many forms; even the simplest geometrical lines were considered architecture. As the years went on, more complex creations were introduced to the world. There were now intricate designs and for some, symbolism. Today, each work of architecture depicts more than just a design; each work carries an identity, distinct characteristics and meaning.

Environmental Portraiture

Environmental portraits typically portray a person in their natural environment. Different from traditional portraits shot in a studio, locational portraits capture the character of the subject and give insight into their daily life making for a more personal image, generally telling some kind of story about who the subject is.

This can be achieved anywhere from their work place, home, or anywhere where they like to spend their time. However, you can also setup an environmental shoot to illustrate their character in certain scenario or situation. The benefit of photographing people in a natural environment is people feel more relaxed and comfortable being photographed resulting in better and stronger images.

Close-up head shots aren’t really defined as ‘environmental portraits’. Nevertheless, if taken in a natural environment these can add another aspect in telling a story about your subject. There’s nothing quite as personal as gazing into a person’s eyes that is believed to be the gateway to one’s soul.


Winners People's Choice January

The Theme was Abstract picture taken with a cell phone.

1st place Anita Fanic Rainy Day View

2nd place Jon Montigny Redway

3rd place Gail Means Santa Lights.

- Tina Jordan

Help Wanted

There is almost always a job within the Club that needs filling. Have your request show up here.

Quote of the Week

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.

—Imogen Cunningham

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